Definition of zygodactyl in English:

zygodactyl

adjective

  • (of a bird's feet) having two toes pointing forward and two backward.

    • ‘Their legs are strong, and feathered in many species; they have zygodactyl raptorial feet.’
    • ‘All the small zygodactyl or semizygodactyl forms, generally from Eocene deposits, are jumbled together in the family Zygodactylidae.’
    • ‘Their talons are sharp and hooked and their feet are zygodactyl with a reversible fourth toe.’
    • ‘Paleogene fossils also document diverse extinct branches of the neornithine tree, ranging from large pseudotoothed seabirds to giant flightless land birds to small zygodactyl perching birds.’

noun

  • A bird with zygodactyl feet.

Pronunciation:

zygodactyl

/ˌzīɡōˈdaktl/